Facebook is launching updates on their Facebook Messenger for iOS and Android, version 1.8. The new updates include a lot of real time chat features similar to cross-platform chat applications like WhatsApp. So far, the enhancements include a built in buddylist where you can see which of your friends are available, a  new swipe-to-delete function for specific chats, and finally an intuitive conversation switching system. [Source: The Verge]